Journey to Spiritual Places with Radhanath Swami

Vrindadevi comes to Govindaji's temple

Rupa Goswami found not only the deity of Sri Govindaji but also of Sri Vrinda devi. Radhanath Swami explains:

“One night, Srila Rupa Goswami had a dream. In this dream, Vrindadevi, an expansion of Srimati Radharani, and the transcendental coordinator of all of the wonderful arrangements for the pastimes of Sri Sri Radha and Krishna, appeared to Rupa Goswami. She told him the place where her Deity was hidden underground at Radha kunda. So he approached the Vrajavasis, and on the banks of Radhakunda, the Deity of Vrindadevi, whose beauty was indescribable, was revealed. Srila Rupa Goswami installed the Deity of Vrindadevi in the same temple as Govindadev. He was very satisfied.”

“Later, while these deities of Vrindavan were on caravan, secretly being brought to Jaipur, on the way they stopped for one night in Kamyavan. Next day when they were to proceed ahead, the cart on whichVrindadevi was resting, would not move. She revealed to her pujari, “Govinda Dev is the Lord of the entire universe, but my abode is Vrindavan and I cannot leave it.” So to this very day the original Deity of Sri Vrindadevi resides in Sri Kamyavan.”